Democratic senators on Sunday called for the Senate Judiciary Committee to delay its planned vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for the Supreme Court after a woman who accused him of sexual misconduct revealed her identity. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking member of the committee.
Ford initially contacted both Feinstein and The Washington Post in July, but at the time, she was not willing to make her allegation publicly.
"She's willing to do whatever it takes to get her story forth", Katz told the Today show.
Here's what we know about Ford. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is a professor at Palo Alto University in California and teaches in consortium with Stanford University. She has been widely published in her field and, according to a 2016 book she co-authored, her consultation area of expertise is the interaction between pharmaceutical companies and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. "She should testify under oath, and she should do it on Capitol Hill".
Mr Kavanaugh attended a private school for boys in Maryland while Ms Ford attended a nearby school. In these cases, it is imperative that all voices are heard. "As a school that empowers women to use their voices, we are proud of this alumna for using hers". "He is buoyed by the immediate outpouring of support from lifelong friends, including 65 women who knew him in high school and signed a letter on Thursday attesting to his character after initial news reports of the allegation". "For me, we can't vote until we hear more". Ford said, "Why suffer through the annihilation if it's not going to matter?"
Judge denied the allegation in an interview with The Weekly Standard on Friday. Kavanaugh physically pushed me into a bedroom as I was headed for a bathroom up a short stairwell from the living room. "The door was locked behind her", Banks told NPR. She says she tried to scream, but that Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth to silence her.
Ford was able to escape the assault when a classmate of Kavanaugh's, Mark Judge, jumped on top of them. Eshoo said in a statement that she was "proud" of her constituent.
"Now I feel like my civic responsibility is outweighing my anguish and terror about retaliation", Ford told the Post. "These are all the ills that I was trying to avoid".
The alleged incident happened more than 30 years ago, but Banks says Ford's recollection of the event is "crystal clear".
Kavanaugh arrived at the White House on Monday, shortly after issuing a strongly worded statement denying Ford's allegation and stressing his willingness to go before the Senate Judiciary Committee to "refute it". "That was true when he was in high school, and it has remained true to this day".
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement that Grassley "must postpone the vote until, at a very minimum, these serious and credible allegations are thoroughly investigated".
He said: "I have never done anything like what the accuser describes - to her or to anyone". The idea that she might speak to the Senate Judiciary Committee - and Monday evening's news that she and Kavanaugh are scheduled to do so on September 24 - inevitably called to mind a moment from more than 25 years ago. "It was something that she struggled with mightily".
At the White House, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, told reporters, "She should not be insulted".
It follows an allegation of sexual assault in the 1980s against President Donald Trump's pick, Brett Kavanaugh. She said Sen. Lindsey Graham had told her it could happen as soon as Tuesday and the White House will "respect the process".
Thomas was ultimately confirmed by a slim margin.
But Ford's accusation is coming to light in a different era.